Apr 22, 2016

Looters ransack empty homes and an inn after Kumamoto quake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquakes that struck Kyushu, evacuated homes and other buildings have fallen prey to burglars, officials of the National Police Agency said Thursday. With as many as 89,000 people still taking shelter at evacuation facilities in Kumamoto Prefecture amid ...

Jul 29, 2015

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion

The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. will receive ¥950 billion more in ...